Altgeld of Illinois : a record of his life and work / by Waldo R. Browne.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : B. W. Huebsch, Inc., 1924Description: x, 342 pages : illustrations ; 21 cmSubject(s): Altgeld, John Peter, 1847-1902LOC classification: F 546 | .A463 1924Online resources: Click here to access online
|Item type||Current location||Call number||Status||Date due||Barcode|
|BOOKS||Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library General Stacks||F 546 .A463 1924 (Browse shelf)||Not For Loan||NPML20050039|
I. Boyhood and youth -- II. Early manhood, 1869-1875 -- III. Life in Chicago, 1875-1892 -- IV. Business operations —the Unity building -- V. Campaign for governor of Illinois -- VI. Economic and political background in 1893 -- VII. Inauguration and first months as governor -- VIII. The Chicago anarchists, 1881-1887 -- IX. Governor Altgeld pardons the anarchists -- X. The pardon message -- XI. Breaking of the storm -- XII. The Chicago railway strike of 1894 -- XIII. Governor Altgeld and the state militia in the railway strike -- XIV. Some "inner history" of the railway strike -- XV. The Altgeld-Cleveland controversy -- XVI. Issues and reactions of the controversy -- XVII. Prison and judicial reforms -- XVIII. Industrial reforms -- XIX. Miscellaneous reforms -- XX. The University of Illinois -- XXI. Other state institutions -- XXII. The "eternal monopoly bills" -- XXIII. Pardons and vetoes -- XXIV. Altgeld and the silver question -- XXV. The National Conventions of 1896 -- XXVI. The campaign of 1896 -- XXVII. Events of 1897-1899 -- XXVIII. The presidential campaign of 1900 -- XXIX. Last days.
"John Peter Altgeld (December 30, 1847 – March 12, 1902) was an American politician and the 20th Governor of Illinois, serving from 1893 until 1897. He was the first Democrat to govern that state since the 1850s. A leading figure of the Progressive movement, Altgeld signed workplace safety and child labor laws, pardoned three of the men convicted in the Haymarket Affair, and rejected calls in 1894 to break up the Pullman strike by force. In 1896 he was a leader of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, opposing President Grover Cleveland and the conservative Bourbon Democrats. He was defeated for reelection in 1896 in an intensely fought, bitter campaign. Born in Germany, Altgeld grew up on a farm in the American Midwest. After a stint in the Union Army as a youth, Altgeld studied law in Missouri, while working as a manual laborer, and became involved in progressive politics. Altgeld eventually opened a law practice in Chicago, and became a real estate developer, and local judge before being elected governor. He was married to Emma Ford. Often in poor health, he died at the age of 54, while working in the law office of Clarence Darrow. [This book is the first published biography of J. P. Altgeld]" -- from Wikipedia.